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-- the major threat to the united states was the terrorism attacks in the country. there was a profound emphasis on al-qaeda and terrorism up until i think the decision to go into iraq. and then the operations in iraq consumed all of the energy. the situation in yemen has deteriorated over the last several years because of a concentration on iraq and a concentration on efforts tran gential at best to al-qaeda. this president understands that the threat to the country are bands of al-qaeda terrorism. >> chris: i don't want to relitigate the bush years but let me ask you about a specific decision that jon kyl talked about that has stuck in a lot of people's craw and that is the decision to charge abdulmutallab as a criminal defendant instead of as an enemy combatant. he did talk but only for 30 hours and the fact is according to a lot of interrogators 30 hours is not enough. why not? what is the -- let me ask you it this way? what is the downside to continuing to treat him as an enemy combatant? >> well, first of all, we have charged and in many cases convicted hundreds of individuals sin
bringing gitmo detainees to the united states but in the last bill that was passed the majority removed that constraint. we have 40 members of our party in the senate and a number of democrats who want to work with us. i hope that we might be able to do that. but i think the bush administration has been shown to have made a mistake. i hope the obama administration will learn from that and not continue to commit the same mistake. >> chris: let's talk about another i suspect you will say it as mistake. did you think it was a mistake to charge abdulmutallab as a criminal defendant? >> clearly. as you said in your interview as soon as he got a lawyer, he lawyered up. now, they may be able to negotiate over a period of months or years some kind of deal in which he gives them some information but we have the ability or had the ability in the previous administration to interrogate detainees following the laws and the constitution, not torturing them, but getting information from them. and this man, abdulmutallab probably has more insight into possible other recruits that al-qaeda would be send
out law enforcement, provide security? does the united states forces there -- i'm sure they can defend themselves what about more jen -- more generally who is providing security? >> united nations forces have enough to provide security and stability one the construct of what they are doing here and they are doing that the police have been devastated as well. we've seen increase in presence of the police on the street. but it's limited. we do have to secure ourselves, as you said but also have to address how we are able to continue our humanitarian assistance mission in a safe and secure environment. so we have to work and we are working along side the united states, united nations and the government of haiti to continue this security challenge that we face. >> general keen, thank you for taking this time. dr. shah thank you for coming in. saturday president obama asked former presidents george w bush and bill clinton help with the haiti relief efforts. they sat down with major garrett. >> president bush, president clinton thank you for joining us. first question, do you intend to go to
to haiti. also, we'll update the united states rescue and relief efforts with lieutenant general ken keen who is leading the efforts there. and dr. rajiv shah, chief administrator for the u.s u.s. aig. and we get the latest from correspondent morgan harrington -- steve harrigan. and the democrats are working with the bill looming. what will the gop do next? we ask mitch mcconnell. and the sunday panel, they will look at the massachusetts election. will a republican capture a democratic seat on tuesday? all that right now on "fox news sunday". hello again from fox news in washington. we'll hear from the former presidents and the other guests in a moment but first, the latest from haiti. authorities say at least 50,000 people have been killed and there are fears that death toll could more than double. relief agencies estimate one-third of the country, some 3 million people are in need of help and officials say there is no electricity and the water system collapsed. for more, we turn to steve harrigan in port-au-prince. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning, brit. each day w
to fundamentally transform the united states of america. and i think he understands he's not. that wasn't his mandate. it's not his authority. luckily, it turned out to be beyond disability. the question is does he learns lesson from the first year? does he learns lesson about the failure to close guantanamo, failure of the healthcare plan, letting justice department being in charge of terrorists, attempt to engage iran? all the things he tried and failed. does he learn a lesson and change policy -- >> chris: from what you saw in the "state of the union" and what you saw there, has he learned the message or not? >> mixed. mixed. he understands things went wrong. that's good. that's the beginning. he's not in denial of reality, but the question is does he take the consequences of what happens or does he pull back and be more kraushs trying kraushs -- cautious trying to do more things. look how quickly they dropped the trial of new york city for sha khalid sheikh mohammed. he could have a more cenist second year than a lot of my conservative friends think who are convinced he's an ideologue and
after he said we are going to fundamentally transform the united states of america. that wasn't his mandate. it was not his authority. luckily it turned out to be beyond his ability. does he learn lessons from the first year, the failure to close guantanamo, the failure of the healthcare plan, letting justice department deal with terrorists, all the things he tried and failed. does he really learn the lesson. >> chris: what you saw in the state of the union has he learned the less on or not? >> mixed. he understands that things went wrong. he is not in denile of reality. the question is does he take the consequences of what happened or pull back and be a little more cautious and trying to do the same thing. in some areas he seems to be moving. look at how quickly they dropped the trial in new york city of khalid sheik muhammad. mayor bloomberg said now and the white house called up the justice department and said forget about this. he could have i think a more centrist second year than a lot of my conservative friends think. i'm not so sure that he couldn't move awkwardly and increm
the electorate that sent scott brown to washington to serve in the united states senate. the only difference between massachusetts and president's plan is the plan the president has has strong cost controls that protect families on the premiums. i think the process has caused things like the healthcare plan to be character can interested when they contain tax cuts for small business to provide coverage for employees, cost controls so families don't see skyrocketing premiums and checks on insurance companies that can't discriminate against preexisting conditions. >> we keep hearing the main emphasis will be the economy, putting people back to work. the president is talking about $175 billion jobs program, more tax credits, spending for infrastructure and green energy. after the experience of the stimulus, does he really think that borrowing billions more, adding to the deficit is going to cut employment and put people back to work? >> take for instance the example you just used of the stimulus package. we had four quarters of economic regression in terms of growth. right? just last quarter we
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